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  1. M K DAVIES,

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The joint theme for all European postal administrations in 1994 was inventions and discoveries. The two Europa stamps issued for this by Åland depict medical discoveries connected with the Åland Islands. The first stamp featured von Willebrand’s disease and its genetic linkage. The disease was common in Åland as the islands are quite isolated and intermarriages common. EA von Willebrand was head of the department of internal medicine at the Deaconess Hospital in Helsinki, and studied the disease in two large families in the Åland archipelago. The second stamp …

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